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PPP yet to decide on Senate by-poll support

Updated November 07, 2018

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The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) says it has not yet taken any decision about which party should be supported in the Senate by-polls scheduled to be held on Nov 15. — APP/File
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) says it has not yet taken any decision about which party should be supported in the Senate by-polls scheduled to be held on Nov 15. — APP/File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) says it has not yet taken any decision about which party should be supported in the Senate by-polls scheduled to be held on Nov 15.

PPP parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly Syed Hassan Murtaza told the media here on Tuesday that the central leadership was yet to take a decision on the party’s support for the candidates. He said the PPP MPAs would follow whatever the decision was made.

The two Senate seats have been vacated due to disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senators from Punjab quota, Haroon Akhtar Khan and Saadia Abbasi, for being dual nationals. The provincial assembly is the electorate for electing Senators for their respective province’s quota.

Mr Murtaza lamented that President Arif Alvi did injustice to his office by giving a ‘non-serious’ statement that many promises made before elections and/or marriage were never to be fulfilled.

“It depicts political immaturity of the ruling party. The rulers are openly making fun of the promises they made with the masses before the polls.”

Published in Dawn, November 7th, 2018

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